Convert.ToChar Method (Byte)

Converts the value of the specified 8-bit unsigned integer to its equivalent Unicode character.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public static char ToChar(
	byte value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Byte

The 8-bit unsigned integer to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Char
A Unicode character that is equivalent to value.

The following example converts an array of unsigned bytes to Char values.

byte[] bytes = {Byte.MinValue, 40, 80, 120, 180, Byte.MaxValue};
char result;
foreach (byte number in bytes)
{
   result = Convert.ToChar(number);
   Console.WriteLine("{0} converts to '{1}'.", number, result);
}
// The example displays the following output: 
//       0 converts to ' '. 
//       40 converts to '('. 
//       80 converts to 'P'. 
//       120 converts to 'x'. 
//       180 converts to '''. 
//       255 converts to 'ÿ'.      

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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